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Brewed by Cantillon
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Brussels, Belgium

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RATINGS: 951   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fresh sour cherries (krieken) in two year old Lambiek. We use approximately 300 gr cherries for 1 liter Kriek. The second fermentation in the bottle is obtained through addition of a liqueur, made with beer and saccharose.
(Translated from the bottle by Martinus)


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Label reads 2003. Cork reads 2005. Off notes 1/2007. Pours an extremely slightly hazed garnet color with a pink head that doesnít stick around. Smells like when you have a bandaid on and it gets really wet and you donít take it off for a while, but when you do, your skin smells funny. Antiseptic smell. Also a fair amount of fruit and a very mild yeast influence. Flavor is of the best aged lambics. Mildly funky at first with a typical sour punch in the mouth that isnít very powerful. Definite wood influence on the palate. Calmly there, but not overpowering at all. Feel is typical. Not a ton of bubble, but a little bit. Extremely drinkable. In my limited experience with lambics, this is by far the best I have had. And rightly so for $21 a bottle. If you see it, try it. Worth the money IMO. Bloody marvelous.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
henrikb (1261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2007
Bottle 2003 - Very beautiful clear red body with a huge lasting pink head; Huge very fine nose, lots of kriek aroma: pit marzipan, peel like tannins, a very limited very balanced amount of yeast aromas gives it an extreme degree of complexity; Big body with lots of fill, perfect soft carbonation, lots of fruit acids, lots of lactic acids but superbly balanced (much better balance then your usual Cantillon); Very elegant fine tuned finish, again super balanced fruity acidy, initially lots of cherry meat aromas, late lots of yeast aromas, barrel, very late lemon both meet and peel. Overly complex, very balanced, overly elegant what an amazing beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2010
Name: Lou Pepe Kriek
Date: February 21, 2004
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, RateBeer SE Gathering, 2004
Appearance: dark red
Aroma: tart aroma with an under current of rich cherry
Flavor: huge tart flavor with a wonderful balance of cherries, long tart finish
Overall: best kreik ever

Name: Lou Pepe Kriek
Date: January 05, 2010
Mode: draft
Words: bsp
Appearance: opaque purple, creamy pink head
Aroma: big tart cherry aroma, touch of sweetness, nice musty character
Flavor: big rich cherry flavor, light sweetness is balanced by a big tartness, musty character adds depth

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ***+ /4

Name: Lou Pepe Kriek
Date: December 25, 2006
Mode: bottle
Vintage: 2001
endless tartness, rich cherry adds good balance,

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3754) - Vadum, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2007
Deep red of color with a reddish head. An aroma of strawberry, fresh cherries, notes of sweets and sour notes. A flavor of dry cherries, sweet notes, sour notes and nice drinkable. A well balanced lambic.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1682) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 21, 2007
2004 vintage sampled at the blind tiger ale house. Tart cherries and sourness in the aroma, some wood. Not very sugary albeit well balanced. The sourness is incredibly balanced with how acidic this beer is. Delicious

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3520) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2007
750 ml bottle

I picked this up over Christmas time in Rockford, IL. It was a bit pricy so I didnít want to drink it for less than a good reason. In this case it was to ccelebrate the GTMW and clear some cellar space. I can always pick up another bottle and store it until my stomach learns to not churn after two sips of such wonderful beer.

Aroma / Appearance - The nose is very tart cherries as one would expect from such a style. It was almost like cough syrup but without the sugary sweetness or thick consistancy. The body looked almost perfect - translucent medium red as if someone blended red Twizzlers into a liquid form. A bubbly thin head tried to persist but was quickly swallowed by the acidity below.

Flavor / Palate - Now we get to the painful / delicious part of the story. I was only able to drink about an ounce and a half of this before my stomach began to rebel. Next time I wonít this on a mostly empty stomach. The flavor of intensely sour cherries filled my senses. A very funky sensation then washed down my throat dying out every corner. Even on the way home thirty minutes later I was still parched. This is one of the most acidic beers I have ever tried - almost like La Folie but with more funk.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2007
Dark cherry in colour, light pinkish coloured head, some light patchy lacing. The aroma is acidic, excellent cherry tartness, good sweetness for a Cantillon, woody. The flavour is actually a bit more mild than your typical Cantillon fruit lambic but thatís not to say the the sourness isnít there, lots of acidic cherry burst, quite tart. Sour mouthfeel, medium body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes oaky, lots of cherries, acidic, tart and dry. Amazing stuff, a step up from their regular Kriek for sure. One of the better Cantillons.

750ml bottle from the <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/new-york target=blank>Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York.
Purchased in November 2004, opened on March 16, 2007.
Vintage 2001.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Red delicious sour cherry and honey. Mouthwatering: just the smell of it. Makes saliva glands active. Plenty of fruit. Dry bubbly and sour/ Sour in finish. Fruity waterfall of mild yet prominent cherries. Yummy, but not the best yummy ever. Still awesome!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JUL 20, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2014 750 ml bottle. A hazy deep red beer, with a very large, fizzy, mostly dinminishing pink head. The aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately yeasty (barnyard, leather, cheese), with a strong note of cherry, other notes of wood, hint of vinegar. The flavor is moderately sweet, heavily acidic. Medium body, watery texture, sift/lively carbonation, pretty long finish with very light bitterness. Brilliant and fruity Lambic, only mildly vinegary and astringent

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JUL 12, 2007
2001. pours a deep purple, burgundy with a small pink head. sour, musty, cherry aroma. flavor of cherry, barnyard musk, green olive, grapes, vinegar and oak. also a hint of burnt matches. not as acidic as some....well it doesnít burn my throat as much. the palate smoothness is what makes this so special.


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